What the priests chose to do is unconscionable. The cover-up by church leadership that allowed this to perpetuate disgusts me. This thread/question is to ask: How are our tithes handled, as it relates to the abuse and the costs associated with defending those involved and any settlements?
Is it pro-rata by parish in a diocese? Is there a mechanism to bankrupt a given diocese (if necessary) without allowing contributions to ‘reach back’ to another diocese.
Does it reach back to the assets in Rome? Or to the future earnings of existing parishioners?
Not saying I would want to bankrupt a diocese. I’m trying to learn more and am asking how our collective tithes are allocated.